J.N. Siegan & Associates
Attorneys & Counselors
Presenter on a broad range of topics relating to the corporate and business transactions and securities law areas.
• Presenter at the August 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association EB-5 program.
• Presenter at the September 2016 ILW.COM EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers.
• 2015 and 2016 EB-5 programs sponsored by various Immigration and EB-5 consulting firms.
• Selected to Super Lawyers – Chicago, Illinois, 2005.
• Recipient of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Public Service Award for service as a member of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Securities Law Advisory Committee, where I co-authored amendments to the Illinois Securities Law of 1953, as amended.
• Served as special securities counsel in the landmark case of Standard Oil and Exploration of Delaware, Inc., which approved a new financing technique I developed for raising capital for companies in Chapter 11 proceedings and resulting in a new public successor company.
I have extensive experience in general corporate and business transactions. My broad range of experience includes mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate structuring, private placements, Regulation D and Regulation A+ and Regulation S offerings, real estate syndications, fund syndications, EB-5 transaction documentation and syndications, and corporate governance matters, reverse acquisitions/mergers, venture capital transactions, negotiating and documenting asset and stock acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, and other business transactions.
I represent and counsel entrepreneurs, boards of directors and private and public companies in a wide range general corporate and business matters. I have very deep experience in federal and state regulation of securities transactions, registered securities offerings, and exempt securities offerings, including Regulation D and private placements and Regulation S offerings, EB-5 transaction offerings, real estate syndications, hedge fund and investment fund syndications, technology company offerings, private investments in public equity (PIPEs), and SEC periodic reporting compliance including proxy statements, information statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K periodic reporting. My clients include early stage businesses and seasoned companies and cover a broad range of industry segments, including real estate development, telecommunications, software, internet service companies, securities broker/dealer firms in connection with securities offerings and SEC and FINRA compliance matters, merchant banking firms, commercial banks and general industrial firms and various investment funds, including real estate financing funds and hedge funds and pharmaceutical firms.
My first position upon graduation from Law school was as an attorney with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Division of Enforcement, Chicago, Illinois Regional Office. Shortly thereafter the SEC transferred me to their main office in Washington, D.C., Office of the Chief Counsel Division of Corporation Finance, Branch of Small Issues and Tender Offers. I was designated Senior Attorney in that Branch. In that position, I was in charge of reviewing all tender offers and beneficial ownership filings made with the SEC, issuing interpretations regarding compliance with the tender offer and beneficial ownership rules and regulations, and reviewing and oversight of all Regulation A filings and compliance matters filed with the SEC and related compliance matters. In 1974, I was appointed Associate Counsel to conduct the SEC’s Public Hearings in the Matters of Beneficial Ownership, Takeovers and Acquisitions by Foreign and Domestic Persons. After those public hearings, I was designated to author the SEC’s written interpretations on Tender Offer transactions. I was also designated to co-author the SEC’s Going Private Rules and amendments to the rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that govern Beneficial Ownership of public companies.
From 1979 to 1995 I was co-founder and head of securities at Siegan, Barbakoff, Gomberg and Kane, an innovative, business transaction focused Chicago law firm that provided sophisticated legal services to entrepreneurs and start-up, small and mid-sized privately owned and publicly owned businesses. From 1995 to 2000, I was a partner at Sachnoff and Weaver (now Reed Smith) Chicago, Illinois. From 2000 to 2012, I was a partner and head of securities at Arnstein & Lehr, Chicago, Illinois. From 2012 to 2015, I was a partner and head of securities at Pedersen & Houpt, Chicago, Illinois. In October 2015, I formed J.N. Siegan & Associates.
I am a frequent lecturer and author of articles and legal compliance manuals.
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While our team has a proven track record of success in negotiations and courtroom proceedings, they’re also lifelong learners who remain abreast of the latest developments in areas related to your case. When you come to J.N. Siegan & Associates, expect to hit the ground running with somebody who’s already a step ahead of the game.